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UCSF epidemiologists and infectious disease specialists are partnering with several community organizations and the San Francisco Department of Public Health to offer comprehensive, voluntary COVID-19 testing to residents of the Bayview, Sunnydale and Visitacion Valley.
As cases of COVID-19 continue to mount in Navajo Nation, UC San Francisco is sending a second team of health care workers — 13 nurses and six physicians — to Arizona to help provide urgently needed support to the largest hospitals serving Navajo patients.
A product containing healthy vaginal bacteria has proved effective against recurrent bacterial vaginosis (BV), an extremely common vaginal infection that is associated with preterm birth, HIV infection and problems with in vitro fertilization.
The testing was conducted by Unidos En Salud, a unique partnership between Mission community organizers in the Latino Task Force for COVID-19, UCSF researchers, the City and County of San Francisco, and the San Francisco Department of Public Health.
UCSF is launching a workforce training and technical assistance program in partnership with the California Department of Public Health to facilitate the training of thousands of individuals across the state in public health techniques and strategies, including contact tracing, case investigation and administration, to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19.
A community-led project to provide comprehensive COVID-19 testing to residents, essential workers, and first responders in the town of Bolinas has determined that all of the 1,845 nasal and oral swab tests conducted in the community between April 20 and April 24 were negative for active infection with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
UCSF is recruiting newly diagnosed COVID-19 patients for a large global clinical trial testing whether the common anti-inflammatory drug colchicine can reduce hospitalization and death caused by the illness.
The Science Policy Group at UCSF has initiated a project to provide alcohol-based hand sanitizer to incarcerated populations, as well as people living in public or transitional housing or experiencing homelessness, with plans to distribute 15,000 bottles.
While the widely used coronavirus PCR tests take about four hours to produce a result from a respiratory sample, the new DETECTR test developed by UCSF scientists takes only 45 minutes, rapidly accelerating the pace of diagnosis.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a critical time to think about how best to manage the care of older adults, both for their sake and for the near- and longer-term costs and stresses to the health care system, according to a new commentary by a UCSF clinician.
To meet the pressing need for personal protective equipment for frontline health care workers, a multidisciplinary team has mobilized UCSF’s 3D-printing infrastructure to engineer and produce thousands of face shields.